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A Coast Guard helicopter rescued a couple who clung to their capsized sailboat for about three hours Wednesday night in rough seas 65 miles off Atlantic City.

Heidi Snyder and Peter Bailey, who have been sailing around the world for two years, were traveling from South Carolina to New York City when a microburst flipped their boat, the couple told reporters at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, where they were taken for treatment.

“I was pretty confident we would survive, but I was fearing that I would have a cardiac arrest from hypothermia,” Bailey said.

“I literally had him inside my body, like in my jacket and inside,” Snyder said. “What do you do in that situation? You survive. You act on your instinct. You do whatever you can to survive.”

The couple lost all their personal belongings on the boat. Read on.

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